how did Viking-age sailors find their way with and without navigational tools?

Viking Age Navigation, an Apprenticeshop lecture

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ROCKLAND — Speaker Lena Börjesson, from Sweden, teaches low tech navigation and sailing with traditional square rigged boats at Fosen folkehögskole in Norway. She has also been an instructor in various Scandinavian viking boats, and sailed more than 2000 nm of trial trips to gain experience on how the Viking age sailors may have found their way over the Northern Atlantic, with and without any navigational tools.

Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m., at The Apprenticeshop, Börjesson will present the results of her Viking age navigation trials and discuss how they confirm or question existing theories of how the Vikings navigated.

This lecture is made possible by a grant from the TSCA John Gardner Fund.

There is a suggested donation of $10 for entrance to the lecture.

For more information, visit the website, contact the Apprenticeshop at 207-594-1800, or email at

Event Date: 

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 6:00pm

Event Location: 

The Apprenticeshop


655 Main Street
Rockland  Maine
United States